Isle of Albion
Photographed: Saturday 11th October 2014
Other Names: Torlin Cairn, Torrylinn Cairn
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Torrylin is the remains of a Neolithic chambered tomb, dating back to around 3000BC. It has been extensively plundered at some point during its history, and the damage to the structure is extensive. The surviving chamber is approximately 6.7m long and 1.2m wide, and was originally subdivided into four compartments.

Although little remains for the visitor to see, Torrylin is definitely worth seeking out. This is a secluded corner of Arran, and the coastal views out towards the Scottish mainland and the volcanic island of Ailsa Craig are spectacular - especially as the sun goes down.

Be sure to pay a visit to the The Lagg Hotel - an 18th Century coaching inn located in the nearby village of Lagg. One of the oldest hostelries on Arran, and conveniently situated near the beginning of the footpath to Torrylin.